JACKSON COUNTY, IN — One person has been killed after a collision between a motorcycle and a tractor-trailer that happened in Jackson County, Indiana on Friday, May 9th, 2014, according to a news article from WTHR.
Kevin Burton was killed when the motorcycle he was driving was struck by a tractor-trailer that was merging onto Interstate 65 sometime Friday morning.
Scene of the Accident
Kevin Burton was pronounced dead on the scene by emergency responders when they arrived. No other injuries were outlined in the news report.
The Indiana State Troopers were helping local authorities with the crash investigation.
Granted the news article is sparse on details, but the fact that this truck was merging on the interstate when the accident happens poses quite a few questions in my mind. Do not assume that because these are trained, professional drivers that they cannot forget to check their mirrors when changing lanes or merging. Motorcyclists are tough to spot in a regular vehicle, imagine the difficulty when the truck drivers are a full eight-feet above a motorcycle. If this truck driver failed to check his mirror, a mistake drivers make every day, the trucking company could be liable for the accident, depending on how the facts fall into place.
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